Come the end of the football season, start the transfer rumour mill grinding away. That’s pretty much how June and July operate as sides jockey for position and players for the next campaign.
One rumour that was doing the rounds at the beginning of May was that Leeds United had displayed some interest in former Whites midfielder and local boy done good Jonny Howson. Some sources, such as TeamTalk, were saying that the Whites were ‘plotting’ a £4 million move for the Morley-born former Leeds United academy graduate.
A move for Howson could be a step closer according to the Eastern Daily Press (EDP) who say that: “Norwich City will reluctantly listen to offers for Jonny Howson, after the midfielder rejected a new Carrow Road deal.”
The EDP say that Howson has “already been heavily linked” with a return to Elland Road, a return that will become more vociferous should June continue without Howson being snapped up. The £4 million offered by Leeds is not thought to be enough to tempt Norwich into a sale, the EDP saying that: “City want considerably more for the Morley-born midfielder.”
Howson left Elland road and his boyhood club Leeds United near the end of the winter 2012 transfer window, signing for Norwich on a neat £1 million fee. Since that capture by the Canaries, Howson has made 187 appearances for the Norfolk club, scoring 23 times and providing 19 assists.
Howson is well known by Leeds United fans, many still holding the Morley-born youngster both in their affections and high regard. Whilst at Elland Road, coming through the youth system as he did, Howson made 219 appearances for the Whites, scoring 27 times and setting up another 22 goals.